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On May 18th, 2014, I will be a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy. It’s been a pretty tough road to hoe, but I’m bearing down on the end of it, and I’ve spent the glut of my free time thinking about what I will do after that day, what my life will look like, and how I will reward myself for completing my degree. I’ve got a few definite items on my to-do, some are practical, some are just things I’ve been waiting to do for a while. I want your input. Yes, you, random internet denizens, your opinions are needed! Tell me what I should do with my graduation party seed money (hint, hint) and why. I’ll let this run until it dies down, and then share my final list at some point near my graduation day.
Without any further ado,
Post Graduation To-Do List:
Alright, fam. That’s 5. Figured I’d get the ball rolling with something light. Bless me with your suggestions. Aight, One.
Nobody who is here “unpacking” Kanye’s behavior on Tumblr actually knows this man. If they did, they’d be terrible friends for sitting here and unpacking the behaviors of a friend and not trying to help that person in their time of need. I’ve seen people comparing Kanye to Jay, questioning if he has any trauma, and the possibility of him having a learning disability.
I won’t take this space to “set” any “record” straight about Kanye and who he is, as I don’t know him, nor do I profess to. The thing about that is Kanye has done a good enough job of spelling out who he is in his ten years of music. Anyone who thinks that this is a new phase of Kanye’s life, or a new level of frustration, hasn’t been listening intently at all. Kanye’s rapped against the powers that be that won’t let him bring his ideas to fruition since 2005. He’s been passionate and emotional since the beginning. People recall him screaming himself hoarse or bringing himself to tears in meetings before he was signed to a major label.
Nothing Kanye’s doing is new to him. It shouldn’t be new to you, either.
The problem that explains Kanye’s “issue” now, if it can be called that, is his track record of success. When Kanye was screaming in those meetings, when he was bucking the system in’05, he had no track record of successes, at least not as sizable as the one he presently owns. Simply put, he’s one of the most important, influential, successful, and gifted public figures of the last decade. He’s got bigger, more disparate dreams now, and a track record of triumphs that, in his mind, should lend credence to his ideas and his passion. Mark Parker, Hedi Slimane, and a cast of others, don’t see it that way. Both sides have a convincing case to make when it comes to this. But how much angrier would YOU be if your passion and ideas had brought you to the highest heights of your desired profession, only to be told that those same assets weren’t good enough for a shot at something else? Say what you will about Nike offering him 30 SKUs and 2 collections, Kanye was totally right in wanting some sort of royalty from his handiwork. That should be par for the course.
Again, I don’t know Kanye. But I do know that this is a man who has had two near-death accidents, grew up on the South Side of Chicago, a place with a lengthy reputation, lost his mother and his GF in the same year, and has maintained a very messy, albeit compelling, public image. We know these things because they’re self-evident.
Kanye scares people because the grand majority of the things he says are right or rooted in a very real, practical truth. People are mad at him for equating money to freedom. I’m sorry, guys. Money IS directly proportional to freedom. Freedom from worry. Freedom from labor. Freedom from certain illnesses. Freedom from certain rules and laws. It’s a harsh truth, a truth that shouldn’t be true, but it’s the world we all live in, Kanye included. Does he fly off the handle at times? Definitely. Does his delivery shock the pool of people he could be reaching? Absolutely. But are any of the truly important things he has to say completely wrong? Go back and look and listen. You’d be hard-pressed to find an example of that.
As for the Jay comparisons, they’re useless. Jay is a far more realized person than Kanye because Jay has less facets of his goals left to realize. Jay’s never looked at fashion or product as an extension of self-expression or his desire to benefit society. He’s looked at them as separate arms of his hyper-capitalism. I’ve seen people make the point that Pharrell doesn’t seem to be as upset as Kanye, and he’s doing many of the same things. Well, we don’t know if he is, and he may just not care enough about the structure to be as upset about it. Kanye doesn’t seem upset about dollars and cents, he seems upset about the way industries he wishes to enter are constructed at this current time. It takes a sharper eye to focus on the blueprint when everyone else seems to be fine with the house’s decor.
It’s clear he needs a vacation and some more access to one of his creative outlets. It’s clear he could probably still really use him mom. It’s clear he’s a bit scatter-brained and eccentric. But crazy? Learning disabled? Evil? Wrong? Those are a lot harder to prove. If he’s any of those things, he is like a fox.
Konstantin Korotkov photographed the soul leaving a human body, according to claims.
The Russian scientist claims to have captured the spirit when it was leaving the mortal body after death. He apparently did it with one bio-electrographic camera which uses the method of gas discharge visualisation.
This is an advanced method of Kirlian photography. The spirit is seen in blue as it gradually leaves the dead body, Korotkov claims.
In the past week, I’ve been drinking this, black tea, acknowledging my mistakes freely, and not dancing to Boom Bye Bye by Buju Banton. I don’t wanna grow up.
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